PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Police departments in Rhode Island are adding carbon monoxide detectors to their Ford Explorer cruisers after an officer in Massachusetts tested positive for the noxious gas after a car accident.

WLNE-TV (http://bit.ly/2v542wi ) reports that Cranston police have installed detectors in 23 of their vehicles following Wednesday’s crash in Auburn.

Officials with the Rhode Island State Police say they are in the process of purchasing detectors as well.

The Massachusetts officer has been hospitalized.

Ford spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt said Thursday it has sent engineers to inspect the vehicles in Auburn. Inspectors have been sent to several other departments nationwide.

The company says the police departments may have created the problem when they added equipment after delivery.


Information from: WLNE-TV, http://www.abc6.com